Nigerian actress, Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba, born February 10, 1981, became Heifer International’s first-ever celebrity ambassador to Africa.
Tyler, The Creator (Tyler Gregory Okonma), born March 6, 1991, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, fashion designer, and co-founder of alternative hip hop collective Odd Future
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are a Black a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University. In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry.
African American Museum and Library at Oakland is “dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations” established in 2002.
Nineteen year old Kahlil Greene is the first Black person to be elected student body president at Yale University as of 2019.
Eve Jessye, 1895-1992, she was an American conductor who was the first Black to get international distinction as a professional choral conductor.
Billy Preston 1946 – 2006 musician, known at “the 5th Beatle”.
Lee Archer 1909 – 2010 Tuskegee Airman. One of the first Black fighter pilots.
Coco Gauff born 2005 youngest finalist tennis player is U.S. Open History in 2017.
Sha’Carri Richardson born in 2000, a 19 year old freshman attending Louisiana State University set a collegiate record for 100-meter at the NCAA track and field championships at UT Austin in June of 2019.